Cocaine smuggling ring at Heathrow

Eleven people from the Heathrow and Thames Valley area have been arrested in connection with a multi million pounds cocaine smuggling ring at the airport.

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Massive cocaine smuggling ring at Heathrow arrested

A massive drugs smuggling ring have been smashed at Heathrow airport.

Eleven people, aged between 25 and 53, have been arrested in connection with the international, multi million pound cocaine smuggling ring.

It is thought to be one of the biggest in recent years.

Those arrested included a number of cargo workers for British Airways.

During the investigation, large quantities of near pure cocaine were recovered with a street value of millions of pounds.

The drugs would come into London Heathrow in cargo containers of flights from Mexico City. Once the aircraft arrived into the terminal, cargo handlers would quickly remove the drugs from the cargo containers before it was moved on.

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